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Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on January 28, is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust". Visit the Data Privacy Day website for guest blogs, as well as archived recordings of previous webinars. It's never to early to begin planning your institution's efforts!
Privacy in a Networked Environment
With the explosive growth of electronic networks and wide accessibility of online information, EDUCAUSE members -- along with many other higher education constituencies -- are dealing with a formidable set of privacy issues. A key set of issues revolves around the handling of student information, which under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 enjoys special protection.
Other Sources of Information about Online Privacy
- Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression, and access to public resources and information in new media.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a public interest research center in Washington, D.C., established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy.
- Privacy Forum, a moderated digest for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to the general topic of privacy (both personal and collective) in the "information age" of the 1990's and beyond.
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), a public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others interested in the impact of computer technology on society.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Federal Privacy Law
- Hacking the Gaming Experience: The (Non-Virtual) Reality of Cybersecurity Video Gamification
October 27, 2015
Players love games because they are effective, memorable, and fun; as a result, games may be the perfect mechanism for teaching any generation both cybersecurity concepts and cybersecurity skills…
- We All Need to Be in the Cybersecurity In-Group
October 27, 2015
Not even the best university IT security team can take on cybercrime alone. The team needs partners throughout the university, including IT professionals, faculty, staff, students, and — well, …
- Securing the Human with Limited Time and Resources
October 26, 2015
Did you know that over 70 percent of security awareness officers spend less than 25 percent of their time on security awareness (figure 1)? 1 That means the vast majority of us run an awarenes…
- Disability Scholars Develop Guidelines for Accessibility in Digital Books
November 13, 2015
Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposal…
- Next Generation K-12: 10 Implications for HigherEd
October 29, 2015
There are a growing number of next generation models in K-12 as a result of new thinking about learning design and deeper understandings of college and career readiness, enabled by cheap devices,…
- Postsecondary Trending Now: Looking to Europe for New Innovations
October 28, 2015
For the past three years, the U.K.-based Open University has put out an Innovating Pedagogy report. These reports identify “new forms of teaching, learning, and assessment for an interactive wo…
- Online Education behind Bars
October 19, 2015
In early October in New York, three talented and motivated prison inmates from the Bard Prison Initiative inspired the nation by defeating Harvard University’s debate team on the topic of publi…
- NGLC at E15 Next Gen K 12 Models and Student Success in Higher Ed
October 20, 2015
The 2015 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is nearly upon us! If you’re heading to Indy next week, perhaps you’ve sorted out your schedule. Whether you’ve select…
- Wearable Technologies Gain Momentum in Higher Ed
September 21, 2015
Wearable technologies or ‘wearables,’ as they’re commonly known, offer a personalized experience and a range of very individualized data for their owners—be they in the form of fitness tr…
- Alternative Credential Adoption in Higher Ed
September 25, 2015
Nanodegrees. Microcredentials. Digital badging. Whatever you might call them, various types of alternative credentials have gone mainstream in many areas outside of academia. …